The Princess of Hanover presided on Tuesday, the ceremony at the Salle Garnier, marked in particular by the distinction of Linda Lê, laureate of the literary prize for all of his work.

A highlight of cultural life in the Principality on Tuesday evening, the Prince Pierre Foundation unveiled the winners of its 2019 winners’ list. In particular, the prestigious literary prize that rewards every year a French-speaking writer for all of thier work.

This year, the jury chose to honour Linda Lê. French of Vietnamese origin, she is the author of some twenty Romans since the beginning of the 90s. Including ‘A child that I will not have’, Renaudot price of the paperback in 2011. She was also a lyricist by Jacques Dutronc on the album Brèves Rencontres in 1995.

Other literary distinctions handed out on Tuesday evening, Grégory Le Floch is the winner this year of the Discovery Grant for In the forest of the hamlet of Hardt. The High School Students’ Coup goes to Aurélie Razimbaud for A Life of Hot Stones.

ARTHUR JAFA, CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE

This year, the jury also awarded the International Prize for Contemporary Art. By distinguishing the American artist Arthur Jafa for his work ‘Love Is The Message’, ‘The Message Is Death’ created in 2016. A work that will be exhibited at the Palazzo Madama from 1st to 13th November 2019, in Turin, as part of Artissima, Fair International Contemporary Art Festival.

In parallel, the prize for a critical essay on contemporary art goes to Anneka Lenssen, proposed by Nada Shabout, for her text ‘Abstraction of the Number?’

The favourite of young music lovers, this year is Jukka Tiensuu, for his work Teoton, a concerto for sheng and orchestra

Finally, the Principality’s prize, awarded jointly by the Rencontres philosophiques and the Prince Pierre Foundation, is for Georges Didi-Huberman with regard to his entire philosophical work.